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In a few weeks, Tsai Ing-wen will mark her first anniversary as president of Taiwan.
 
One thing President Ma Ying-jeou dared not do while Sunflower student protesters occupied the chamber of the Legislative Yuan in 2014, his successor Tsai Ing-wen did last Wednesday.
 
Though the political setting of the upcoming French presidential election bears superficial comparison to the U.S. election of 2016, the contest is anything but an American rerun. While an establishment favorite is opposing a firebrand nationalist, the jarring reality remains that this is the first runoff election in the history of the Fifth Republic since 1958 where neither of the major parties have a candidate.
 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has probably been weakened rather than strengthened by grasping for even more power.
 
There's troubling news from across the Bosphorus, the narrow slip of water separating Europe from Asia Minor. In a decisive but divisive referendum, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly gained the political blessing he sought by winning 51 percent of the nationwide vote.
 
North Korea's failed missile test on Sunday provides an opportunity for the United States to press for more stringent sanctions and for China to demonstrate its willingness to curb Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.
 
Lady Justice is an allegorical personification of the moral force in judicial systems. Her attributes are a blindfold, a balance, and a sword.
 
Being in London when U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May formally triggered Article 50 in filing for divorce from the European Union was bittersweet. The mood was one of determination: Great Britain has decided to leave, and there is no looking back.
 
"I think the real failure here has been Russia's ..." That is how Secretary of State Rex Tillerson succinctly summed up the situation resulting from the use of poison gas in Syria. He was speaking on April 6 at a Florida airport, about to depart for visits to Italy and Russia.
 
The People's Republic of China and the Islamic Republic of Iran top the charts for executions according to a newly released report by Amnesty International. Iran accounted for 55 percent of all recorded death sentences according to Amnesty.
 
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